Only one antiviral medication is approved by the FDA for RSV treatment, and it is administered through a nebulizer.
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While RSV can become severe for any child, it poses a particularly serious threat for the youngest babies and for high-risk children.
Separation of church and state: no longer so separate?
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Distrust of government blended with strains of Christian fundamentalism can produce a violent form of Christian nationalism, a scholar explains.
English Quakers on a Barbados plantation.
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Eighteenth-century Quakers attempted to align their religious beliefs with what they purchased. These Quakers led some of the early campaigns against sugar being produced by enslaved people.
As we face the rise and rise of the Omicron variant, your risk of getting severe Covid may depend on how stressed you are. Now is a great time to look after your mental health.
Menstrual periods can disturb sleep, but sleep troubles can worsen menstrual symptoms.
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Menstruating women who sleep less than six hours a night suffer worse periods. But leading treatments for insomnia rarely look at menstrual health.
Families found themselves in need of food assistance during the pandemic.
While the food insecurity rate held steady in 2020, the racial hunger gap increased.
Starting in October 2021, SNAP benefits will be 25% higher than before the pandemic due to a lasting policy change.
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An economist explains what it would cost to give SNAP benefits to all Americans in households earning up to about $100,000 per year – and why it would be worth it.
Play is especially important during the summer months, when kids tend to be less active.
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Public and community health experts highlight four ways that communities can collaborate to encourage physical activity and fun.
Evangelist Billy Graham came to have an enormous influence on American politics and culture.
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A PBS documentary has reinitiated conversations about the influence of Billy Graham. Here are three articles that describe the impact and the enduring legacy of the famed preacher.
A community drive-thru distribution centre in Vallejo, California in June 2020.
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This is a transcript of episode 16 of The Conversation Weekly podcast The racial hunger gap in American cities and what do about it. In this episode, we look at some of the reasons behind racial disparities…
Cuba’s Finaly Institute, which is developing three ‘Soberana’ vaccine candidates for COVID-19.
A transcript of episode 14 of The Conversation Weekly podcast, including how people make their life’s biggest decisions.
Cuba’s Soberana 02 coronavirus vaccine is one of two in phase 3 clinical trials.
Plus, a psychologist on how we look back at our big decisions in life. Listen to episode 14 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
COVID-19 lockdown measures have been much harder on those with pre-existing anxiety issues or in lower-income demographics.
Canadians who had poor finances and health were more likely to report financial stress across the first several months of the pandemic.
Lines outside food distribution centers have become a common scene.
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A team of experts are projecting that after a steep increase in 2020, food insecurity rates will dip in 2021. But behind this is a racial gap – rates for Black Americans will remain stubbornly high.
A statue of Bishop Richard Allen outside the historic Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia.
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A history of how African American congregations in Philadelphia weathered crises over 200 years.
Supporters of President Trump put up a cross outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6,
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The fusing of Christian nationalism and violent extremism on display during the attack on the US Capitol can be traced, in part, to two incidents in the early 1990s.
President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House..
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The Christian right began to coalesce around social and cultural changes in the late 1970s. A scholar explains the emergence of conspiracy theories at the time.
You don’t need rose-tinted spectacles to find joy – even in the most stressful times.
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The pandemic and political turmoil have left many people feeling anxious, angry and despairing. Being open to joy might bring some respite.
Women with less income and education may be hurt more by gender discrimination.
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Women with less income and less education may be hurt most by gender discrimination.
A funeral held in July 1945 for two victims of the Ku Klux Klan, George Dorsey and his sister, Dorothy Dorsey Malcolm, of Walton County, Georgia, held at the Mt. Perry Baptist Church Sunday.
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Religion was no barrier for Southern lynch mobs intent on terror. White pastors joined the KKK, incited racial violence and took part in lynchings. Sometimes, the victim was a preacher.